Looking for adventure? One of the best places to book a holiday for the adrenaline junky is Cape Town. There are so many once in a lifetime adventures and experiences just waiting for you. If you’re deciding on what to do on your South African holiday just take a look at these four top activities and start planning the best vacation you’re ever going to have.
See the Sights from the Top of Table Mountain
The views from the top of Table Mountain are worth the trek up there. However, if you don’t fancy climbing your way up you can always catch a cable car. The ride is fast but it gives you an incredible bird’s eye view of the City Bowl. Once at the top you can choose to descend back down the mountain by abseiling 112 metres, you won’t regret it. If you fancy a slow trek there are lots of campsites where you can rest up but you’ll probably appreciate a night in the affordable accommodation in Cape Town so you can get a great night’s sleep and rest your weary muscles.
Swim with the Sharks
South Africa is known for having incredible shark populations which means you can go and fulfil your lifelong dream of swimming with these fascinating creatures. 40 species of shark call Cape Town their home including the Great White. There are plenty of opportunities for cage diving where you could get to see the Great White shark up close and personal. If shark cage diving is a little too rich for your blood choose the safer option of visiting Two Oceans Aquarium instead.
The Tastes of Cape Town
If you love your food and you’re always up for trying new things Cape Town has loads of great things on the menu to enjoy. There are lots of excellent restaurants where you can taste Malay curries, smileys and amangina. If you don’t like the idea of eating chicken feet or sheep’s head we recommend visiting the Africa Café where you will find Ethiopian lamb on the menu along with Mozambican peri peri prawns and a whole host of other culinary delights. Another amazing eatery is Marco’s African Place. You can enjoy food such as chicken, springbok and ostrich and there are plenty of great desserts to try too.
Learn the History of South Africa
A trip to the District Six Museum and Robben Island must be included on your holiday itinerary if you’re interested in learning about apartheid. District Six is an award winning museum that will teach you about how the ruling government declared the area to be a white only zone, resulting in 60,000 residents being forced out of their homes, which were then destroyed. Robben Island is inspirational, a symbol of hope after centuries of cruel oppression. This is where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years incarcerated in the maximum security prison and it’s a fascinating place to visit.
Now you know the best places to visit all you need to do is book your affordable accommodation in Cape Town.
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